TuDiabetes Talks Episode 2 – Arshad Khanani, Retinopathy Specialist

The guest on the TuDiabetes Talks Episode this week is Dr. Arshad Khanani.

Arshad Khanani, M.D. is a fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialist and is certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. He graduated magna cum laude in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. While at Washington University, Dr. Khanani was honored with The Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award.

Dr. Khanani then returned home to Texas and obtained his medical degree at Texas Tech School of Medicine where he received several prestigious research awards. After finishing his internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Khanani completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Texas Tech School of Medicine. During his residency, he was unanimously elected as Chief Resident.

Dr. Khanani attended The University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for a two-year fellowship in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases.

Due to his strong interest in clinical research, Dr. Khanani has served as a principal investigator for several clinical trials. His articles have been published in numerous ophthalmology journals. Dr. Khanani has also presented his work at major ophthalmology meetings worldwide and has been invited multiple times as a guest speaker nationally and internationally.

TuDiabetes Talks: Episode 1

Hey Friends!

We’ve changed the format of the podcast a bit…and with that comes a new name. TuDiabetes Talks will be a weekly chat hosted by Cynthia Celt where we discuss the latest in Diabetes news as well as what’s happening on the forum TuDiabetes.

New TuDiabetes Talks!

We will be releasing our newest episode of TuDiabetes Talks with Mila Ferrer and Mike Lawson. We’ll chat about some of the changes to format and let members know about the upcoming guests and ideas we have planned.

TuDiabetes Talks: DiabetesSisters! – Episode 28

This week Cynthia chats with Anna Norton and Karen Graffeo about an interesting study they are working on for women with diabetes. Listen to the full interview, then check it out at: https://diabetes-sisters-voices.org/home

TuDiabetes Talks RapidSOS, Emergency Calls and Diabetes – Episode 27

This week we were lucky to have Michael Martin from RapidSOS join us to talk about the really cool app that will help people in emergency situations communicate with the dispatch operators. To download the app and use it for FREE for an entire year, go to: rapidsos.com/diabeteshandsfoundation

We also chat with Mariana Gómez and Mandy Jones from the Diabetes Hands Foundation to hear what they’ve been up to lately and get their stories about 911 emergency calls.

TuDiabetes Talks With Manny & Emily! – Episode 25

It’s a special holiday reunion with the Diabetes Hands Foundation co-founder Manny Hernandez and the previous community manager Emily Coles. They chat with Cynthia about what they’ve been up to and some of their fondest TuDiabetes memories.

Resources for Babysitters of Children With Diabetes


TuDiabetes is full of resources for people living with diabetes and parents raising children with diabetes. The following is a list of resources that we have gathered specifically for babysitters of children with diabetes.

If you have resources you’d like to see added to this page, please email Mike@diabeteshf.org.

Caregivers of Children With Diabetes


TuDiabetes is full of resources for people living with diabetes and parents raising children with diabetes. We have also compiled this list of resources for anyone (parents, teachers, babysitters, grandparents) to use if you are caring with a child living with diabetes.

If you have resources you’d like to see added to this page, please email Mike@diabeteshf.org.

  • GrandmaSandy.org – Free downloadable games and books about type 1 diabetes for young children
  • Staying Over At Grandma’s – An article from T1 Everyday Magic about how to prepare for extended visits at the grandparent’s home
  • Coping With Caregiver Burnout – Taking care of ourselves so we can take care of others is an important lesson
  • The Support Cast – Diabetes drug-maker Sanofi interviews diabetes advocate Jay Rosenfeld about the role caregivers can play in the lives of children with diabetes
  • Patient Assistance Programs – This is our list of patient assistance programs collected by the TuDiabetes team

TuDiabetes Talks: Using Insulin For Type 2 Diabetes (episode 23)

This week Cynthia hosts her final MasterChat for the year. The guest is Angella White, RN, BSN from the Teachers College at Columbia University. The topic is: Using insulin for type 2 diabetes management.

The conversation talks about the stigma and shame associated with insulin and how we can overcome that.

We also chat briefly about the #greatBIGthanks campaign hosted by Diabetes Hands Foundation. Buy a THANK YOU for someone that has helped you in your diabetes journey at: diabeteshandsfoundation.org/thanks